Orbea Semota

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-ORBE-SEMO
filler
Rs.400
Pot size: 3"

Use

Balcony

Flower Color

Cream & Maroon

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Genus

Orbea

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Sun

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Product Description

Orbea semota is a distinct stapeliad known for the foul smelling flowers that are designed by nature to attract flies for pollination.

Orbea Semota ssp orientalis

Family

Asclepaidaceae

Native

Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania

Description

Orbea semota is a distinct stapeliad known for the foul smelling flowers that are designed by nature to attract flies for pollination. The fairly large flowers (to 50 mm across) vary from chocolate brown with a light pattern to pure yellow (var.lutea). The fine hairs flickering in the faintest breeze that cover the surface of the flowers, further enhance the resemblance to carrion, perhaps as an attraction to pollinators. Orbea semota is a much-branched, mat forming succulent to 10 cm tall, the stems decurved and rooting freely in contact with the soil.
Stems are erect or procumbent, 10-18 mm across excluding teeth. Teeth stout, conical, ascending or spreading, to 12 mm long.

Environment

Orbea plants prefer early morning or late afternoon sun. They will require much water and soaking the pots.They will tolerate very hot weather outdoors as long as they are kept in filtered light and this will encourage them to flower in the Autumn. They also enjoy some fertilizer.
As soon as they are flowered be sure to take extra precautions to keep them dry, because damp cool conditions when the plants are resting is an invitation to fungal infections

Since roots are quite shallow, use a cactus mix or add extra perlite or pumice to regular soil potting soil. A gritty, very free-draining compost is suitable, and clay pots help the plants to dry out between watering. Re-pot every 1 year.

Landscape Uses

Makes an attractive landscape plant and grasslands or pampas, on plains and walls It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.

Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg
Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg

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